My fountain pen collection is growing step by step, actually pen by pen. When looking at my pens, it surprises me how many Lamy pens I meanwhile have. Not that this is becoming a bad habit, but Lamy is generally wide spread and they offer good pens. Besides the Lamy Safari, AL-star and Vista, I now focus on reviewing the Lamy Logo, a logical next-step?
It’s easy to compare the nib and ink feeding system of the Safari, AL-star and Vista: they are all the same. And this counts also for the Lamy logo: same nib, so very easy to exchange nibs.
So I tried to figure out why Lamy created the Logo. To my humble opinion, with the Logo they step away from the plastic body and the wider typical recognisable Lamy pens. The body of the Lamy Logo is made of brushed stainless steel, which makes the pen a little bit heavier (+4 gram) then eg. the Safari. But still the pen weighs only 19 gram, if you believe it or not. The body of the pen is slimmer than what I’m used from Lamy, 1 cm diameter from top to toe. In general, the pen looks classy and elegant, not too much fancy on it, rather minimalistic cold.
When being critical, I have to mention that I don’t like that both ends of the cap and the body of the pen are in shiny plastic. Wasn’t it possible to have this also in stainless shiny steel? For sure at Lamy they know why, but I don’t get it.
What I much appreciate is the invisible spring-loaded clip on the cap, this keeps the cap slim, but also you can clip the pen on many bigger objects. Because the pen is, perhaps, not easy recognisable as a Lamy pen, and to prevent any mistakes, they put the Lamy logo on the cap, not too big, not too small.
Underneath the cap appears the grip in the middle of the pen. The grip consists of alternating rings in brushed and shiny steel. I like the grip section, it feels nice with a steady grip.
I filled the pen with the Pelikan Edelstein Ink of the year 2020 Moonstone. The Moonstone is a light grey ink and has some nice shading. This ink goes well together with the Lamy Logo. Lamy uses its own cartridges. For this one i filled up a Lamy Z27 converter. After filling the pen, I could use it almost immediately. No inkflow problems to mention. The fine nib writes soft, not scratchy at all.
The stainless steel barrel is screwed on the threads of the grip section. Only drawback here is the barrel unscrews itself, especially when moving the pen around. Lamy could do better to get a tighter fix of the barrel. As mentioned above, I don’t like the plastic end of the barrel.
The cap of the pen can be posted on the plastic end of the barrel. It stays tight and secure and I does not get the pen out of balance when writing. When using the pen posted, it becomes a long slim pen.
As a final conclusion, I like this pen and the writing performance in general. Some drawbacks I found in the plastic ends and in the screwing of the barrel on the grip section. You can buy this pen for around € 32. Concerning the price this pen becomes part of what I call the ‘next-level fountain pen’ class. For who is this pen? Perhaps not for the young school-age youth due to its price. I rather see them used by staff in companies, no?
This pen is also available as a rollerball, ballpoint and mechanical pencil. I have both fountain and ballpoint pen in my collection.
The good and the bad:
+ minimalistic, stylish look
+ writing performance of the nib
– plastic top ends
– the barrel unscrews itself when using the pen
Some technical info:
- 13,5 cm closed
- 11,6 cm without cap
- 16,2 cm posted
- 19 gr. complete (empty)
- 12 gr. without cap
- 1 cm barrel
- 1 cm grip
- 1 cm cap
- 1,4 cm cap with clip included